5 thoughts on “All Have Won And All Shall Have Prizes: Another Chance To Eat Methodist Fudge

  1. Pam

    I have remarked on Dave F’s blog that I agree that we need more theology in church. I’d not, however, like it to be in place of praxis but in addition to it. (I also suspect that we might need more praxis rather than less, along with more theology!)
    However, theologically, I do not believe that partnerships are a gospel issue; they most certainly are a discipleship issue, but not a gospel issue.

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  2. DaveW

    In theory at least I think more praxis should lead to a desire for more theology.
    It is a big problem if more theology does not lead to more praxis.
    Hence, we should be on a spiral of every increasing praxis and increasing theology mutually feeding each other.
    Note that I mean increasing depth, insight, understanding and commitment.
    Oh and increasing grace would be good for both praxis and theology.

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  3. Pam

    Hence, we should be on a spiral of every increasing praxis and increasing theology mutually feeding each other.
    I think this is the key.
    Sorry to be girly and use a sewing analogy, but it is the one that comes to mind easily.
    There is a lot of theory involved in creating a pattern for an item of clothing, but one also needs hands-on skills with the sewing maching and with fitting the garment; if one doesn’t have the skills, the theory is useless.
    I think faith and theology are like that.

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  4. DaveW

    When we did sewing at school the teacher made the mistake of saying that the pedal on the machine was just like on a car. All us 13 year old boys immediately realised that the only way to use the machines was at full speed – terrifying!

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